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Wood could pitch in All-Star Game on side day

Wood could pitch in All-Star Game on side day

Wood could pitch in All-Star Game on side day

CHICAGO -- Travis Wood may get a chance to pitch in the All-Star Game after all.

Manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday that the left-hander, who will be the Cubs' sole representative in the July 16 game at Citi Field, could pitch one inning or face one batter, depending on what National League manager Bruce Bochy needs.

Wood is scheduled to pitch Sunday night against the Cardinals, the last game before the break. The All-Star Game is the following Tuesday, which would be his side day.


"It will all depend on how Sunday goes," Sveum said about how much Wood can pitch for the NL team. "Bochy can use him for a left-handed hitter. It's going to be a side day anyway. I've got no problem with him pitching one inning, or 20 pitches. He goes all out on his side days anyways."

On Monday, Sveum said Wood most likely would not pitch in the game because of his regular-season start on Sunday night, saying that would be a good showcase for the left-hander.

Wood, who tossed his Major League-leading 17th quality start Tuesday night against the Angels at Wrigley Field, may also try to lobby with Bochy for at least one batter.

"That's all Bochy -- he has control over that," Sveum said.

The 84th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM also will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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